SARAH PAVEY,  SEPTEMBER 2021 Teaching information literacy in English schools is a challenge for many school librarians because it is not incorporated as part of the statutory National Curriculum or even a feature in most examination board syllabi. However, we also know information literacy is perceived as an essential set of competencies by employers and higher education as life skills. […]



Libraries Connected invites information literacy professionals to submit proposals for training modules in information literacy, as defined by CILIP in 2018:  Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to reach and express informed views and to engage fully with society. This project is made […]



The Journal of Play in Adulthood is pleased to announce a call for papers that we think the Information Literacy community may be interested in. The call, “The Playful Library: Playful attitudes, approaches and activities in library settings”, for a special issue of the Journal of Play in Adulthood, a peer-reviewed Diamond OA journal (free to read and publish in). […]



Continuing with our series welcoming the new members of the ILG Sub-Committee for New Professionals, we’d like to introduce Frances Marsh. The purpose of this group is to bring together new library professionals and contribute towards the work of the Information Literacy Group. What is your role in the committee? I am one of the new members of the ILG […]

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Jacqueline Geekie is an Information Literacy and Learning Librarian and the Information Literacy Group’s public library rep. In this post, she talks about Scotland’s updated Public Library Strategy and how it addresses information literacy. This week the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) published their updated Public Library Strategy called Forward which covers the period 2021 – 2025.  Back in […]



What is your role on the committee? I am one of the Training Officers. When did you join and why? I joined in August 2021. I’d attended the LILAC conference in 2019 and really gained a lot of professional knowledge and met some exceptionally talented people from it, so when this opportunity came up, I was excited to be able […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the LILAC Conference are delighted to have been enlisted as Champions of the Project Information Literacy initiative, “The PIL Provocation Series”. As a valued Champion of the “PIL Provocation Series,” I’m delighted to send our latest essay, “Tell Me Sweet Little Lies: Racism as a Form of Persistent Malinformation,” by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and […]

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As part of our series welcoming the new members of the ILG Sub-Committee for New Professionals, we’d like to introduce Adrian Vaughan. The purpose of this group is to bring together new library professionals and contribute towards the work of the Information Literacy Group. What is your role on the committee? I am one of the newly appointed members of […]

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We will be introducing the new members of the ILG Sub-Committee for New Professionals over a series of posts. The purpose of this group is to bring together new library professionals and contribute towards the work of the Information Literacy Group. First up is Katie Wise… What is your role on the committee? I am a member of the ILG […]

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The winners of this year’s FestivIL iSchool-sponsored student bursaries have written some excellent blog posts on their experiences of the event, which are available to read now on the iSchool blog: Chloe Bolsover, MA Library & Information Services Management Laura Barber, PhD student Rebecca Royston, MA Librarianship In addition, the FestivIL by LILAC event archive is now available on the LILAC […]